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#1 of 648 S10 Feedback
Jul 11, 1999 (4:16 am)
Looking at Chevy S10 due to great
$2000 rebate and to use GM points.
Would recent S10 owners share their
experiences on '98/'99 models ? Thanks
#2 of 648 pia
Jul 17, 1999 (8:25 pm)
I have a new 99 S-10 and so far I like it. I must tell you though I do not yet have 1000 miles on it. I got the truck because of the great incentives and I had a GM card discount of 2200.00 to apply to it. I am paying 272.00 per month for the next four years and that is at only .9% interest. For four years you cannot beat it. My truck came right off the lot and it is dark cherry red metallic (identical to the one at the top of the screen.) I got a 6 cyl. with tilt, cruise, air, auto, increased capacity (springs) and alloy wheels. I was hoping to get the extended cab but could not locate any at this time of year with the 6 cyl. The truck seems great so far. My only complaint are the high seat backs which are difficult to see around when you are backing up.
Jul 20, 1999 (3:58 am)
Where did you receive the great $2000 rebate? I have seen $1500 and it said it expired July 1st??
#4 of 648 Tiger Paws
Jul 23, 1999 (12:49 pm)
Picked up my '99 S-10 xtended cab few weeks ago.
Nothing about the truck I don't care for, EXCEPT...and part of this is my own fault. The Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires that came on the truck have received a number of bad reviews. They were reviewed as very poor performers even on dry pavement! I told the dealer that I didnt want the Uniroyals at the point of sale. They said they could not change tires...GMC/Chevrolet policy. I took delivery of the truck with the Uniroyals on it. Beware!!! they are bad news, especially with a 6cyl S-10. They "break" on starts, break on anything like sand on the road and in the rain they are a pure gamble!
I've written and contacted everyone at Chevrolet I could find. They dont want to hear about it! They say tires are not a part of the warrantied parts list. The BBB couldnt sway them. The NHSTA has a number of logged complaints about the Uniroyals. The dealer finally offered me $25 each allowance if I wanted to go buy new tires myself and bring the Uniroyals back.....Pitiful! I kick myself in the butt for taking delivery with the Uniroyals. Had I walked, I bet they would have found a way to switch the tires!
DON't take delivery of your new truck with the Uniroyal Tiger Paws mounted...unless you like flirtin' with destruction. The dealership I bought from is in Middletown, Rhode Island.
#5 of 648 Coming Soon To The Front Page...
Jul 23, 1999 (5:33 pm)
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Jul 28, 1999 (2:44 pm)
I had a '96 S-10 pickup 2wd, manual, 4 cylinder LS for 40,000 miles with no trouble at all. Consumer Reports gives the S-10 a poor service record, but my experience was all good. The 4WD models may have more problems.
Jul 29, 1999 (3:14 pm)
My '90 S10 4x4 Blazer has 108,000 miles, and has been great. Plenty of them are running around with 200,000 miles. My service experience has been good. It needed a clutch, and exhaust, but parts are inexpensive comparatively.
#8 of 648 chevy10
Jul 29, 1999 (8:36 pm)
I just bought a brand new Zr2 extended cab and it is awesome. It has everything you want and need. The problem is that the tires are so big that it gets dirty real fast. I asked about mud flaps but they dont make them for this model because they would rub on the tires. I was wondering if anyone knew about or had flaps on thier Zr2. I think im going to by chrome siding to protect from chips and scrapes and it will provide a good look. Id just like to say that if your looking for a compact pickup that can go anywhere but also be stylish this is it. When i see so many heads turn as i drive by it makes me feel like it was well worth the money. Oh and by the way if you buy one they have and alarm. I didnt know and i set it off and didnt know how to dis-arm it. Well anyway im going for a spin. If anyone knows what i could do for mud flaps please right back. Thank You. RYAN
Aug 04, 1999 (7:47 pm)
i have 3200mi on my 99 s-10 and the camshaft is toast. i got the 4.3 v6. it's already been 6 days since i've sent it in for repair. they had to sublet out the repair. if you hear a "tick tick tick" in quick succession while your engine is running, watch out. has anyone else had this sort of problem before?
by the way, the rental was free but enterprise is charging me 11.99 per day on liability insurance. is there any way to circumvent this charge?
other than that, i absolutely love the truck...it's appearance, ride, response, interior, so-on-and-so-forth. but this has really got me concerned.
Aug 08, 1999 (5:13 pm)
i would like to know where you find the $2000 rebates too. i'm thinking of getting an s-10. a review says the S-10 has low seats and I'm not very tall. anyone out there who's short and driving an s-10? what's your opinion?